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Afr J Paediatr Surg. 2009 Jul-Dec;6(2):116-7. doi: 10.4103/0189-6725.54778.

Patent processus vaginalis: a window to the abdomen.

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Department of Paediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Oxford, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Abstract

A patent processus vaginalis (PPV) allows a communication between the peritoneum and scrotum. Hydrocoele is the usual presentation of a PPV in children. However, with intraabdominal pathology the patent PPV may provide the first clue to the mischief within the abdomen. We present here two unusual cases associated with a PPV and migration of intraabdominal contents from the abdomen to the scrotum.

PMID:
19661645
DOI:
10.4103/0189-6725.54778
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